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Old 25-03-2019, 21:11   #1036
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Sound like your setup is wrong.

I have a Panasonic tv ad HDR on Amazon Prime and Netflix is amazing.
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ive got a samsung uhd tv and the HDR on amazon prime just looks dull.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Sound like your setup is wrong.

I have a Panasonic tv ad HDR on Amazon Prime and Netflix is amazing.
Perhaps the Panasonic is a better tv than the Samsung?
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Old 25-03-2019, 21:26   #1038
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Sound like your setup is wrong.

I have a Panasonic tv ad HDR on Amazon Prime and Netflix is amazing.
Must be a lot of us wth bad setups then as many have reported the same all over the web.
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Old 26-03-2019, 05:17   #1039
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

judging by the number of people who fixed issues during the World Cup - I would say "yes - a lot of bad setups"

Could be a bad app on some brands. My old Samsing was bad.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Sound like your setup is wrong.

I have a Panasonic tv ad HDR on Amazon Prime and Netflix is amazing.
any advice as to how to set it up properly?

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judging by the number of people who fixed issues during the World Cup - I would say "yes - a lot of bad setups"

Could be a bad app on some brands. My old Samsing was bad.
World cup through my virgin tivo wasnt dull at all.
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any advice as to how to set it up properly?

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World cup through my virgin tivo wasnt dull at all.
Despite what Ozsat says there are issues with some of the Netflix HDR content and I've seen Amazon titles reported.

Ozark in HDR is particualry poor and I've tried this on numerous sets both OLED and LED and played along with settings. There are full threads about the darkness in this title.
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Old 26-03-2019, 13:19   #1042
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

I'm not disputing that some titles may look bad - the OP seems to imply the app is bad.
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Old 18-05-2019, 10:44   #1043
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

The beebs coverage of the FA Cup final today will have a limited number of slots available via the iPlayer to watch it in 4K UHD
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

It would be interesting to see the viewing figures for the Virgin Media UHD channel. Although it broadcasts only during peak times, when it is on air, everything seems to be very watchable and there are no commercials at all. I've been watching Start Up, The Art of More, Shut Eye and some of the nature programmes on it, and it's very good. It's a shame that there is not more prominence given to the schedules, and made clearer that you don't need a 4K TV to watch it.

This is tonight's schedule.

7.10pm Great Parks of Africa
8.00pm Aerial America
9.00pm House of Cards
9.55pm Masters of Sex
10.50pm Peter Gabriel: Back To Front - Live at the O2
12.30am Paramount Movies Spotlights

Other good series on the channel this week include Legion, Bloodline and Absentia. Try as I might, I cannot find sufficient programmes of similar quality next week on Sky One that I would want to record. If I'm blunt about it, there is absolutely nothing on that channel worth recording at present.apart from Jamestown (which my wife likes, although it's a bit too sugar coated for me) and SEAL Team. I'm assuming that's good but haven't started watching it yet.
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Old 18-05-2019, 13:53   #1045
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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It would be interesting to see the viewing figures for the Virgin Media UHD channel. Although it broadcasts only during peak times, when it is on air, everything seems to be very watchable and there are no commercials at all. I've been watching Start Up, The Art of More, Shut Eye and some of the nature programmes on it, and it's very good. It's a shame that there is not more prominence given to the schedules, and made clearer that you don't need a 4K TV to watch it.

This is tonight's schedule.

7.10pm Great Parks of Africa
8.00pm Aerial America
9.00pm House of Cards
9.55pm Masters of Sex
10.50pm Peter Gabriel: Back To Front - Live at the O2
12.30am Paramount Movies Spotlights

Other good series on the channel this week include Legion, Bloodline and Absentia. Try as I might, I cannot find sufficient programmes of similar quality next week on Sky One that I would want to record. If I'm blunt about it, there is absolutely nothing on that channel worth recording at present.apart from Jamestown (which my wife likes, although it's a bit too sugar coated for me) and SEAL Team. I'm assuming that's good but haven't started watching it yet.
I was slightly surprised when VM launched their Ultra HD channel that they didn't make it available to all their customers. I can understand wanting to have something exclusive to the higher packages, but I thought Box Sets are better in that respect. I'd quite happily watch it downscaled to HD.

I suspect the reason VM don't have LoveNature in 4K is so they can use its content on their own channel, I'm perfectly happy watching LoveNature in SD as it still looks good upscaled.
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Old 18-05-2019, 14:57   #1046
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I was slightly surprised when VM launched their Ultra HD channel that they didn't make it available to all their customers. I can understand wanting to have something exclusive to the higher packages, but I thought Box Sets are better in that respect. I'd quite happily watch it downscaled to HD.

I suspect the reason VM don't have LoveNature in 4K is so they can use its content on their own channel, I'm perfectly happy watching LoveNature in SD as it still looks good upscaled.
Yes, in fact they could extend their programme hours with LoveNature programming earlier in the day. Hopefully they will increase the number of broadcast hours before too long.
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Old 18-05-2019, 17:01   #1047
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Managed to get into the beebs 4K coverage looking very good so far
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Old 18-05-2019, 17:15   #1048
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Yep - shame about the lack of 5.1 audio still
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Bar the lack of 5.1 audio that was a perfect UHD broadcast by the beeb on the iPlayer
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I was slightly surprised when VM launched their Ultra HD channel that they didn't make it available to all their customers. I can understand wanting to have something exclusive to the higher packages, but I thought Box Sets are better in that respect. I'd quite happily watch it downscaled to HD.

I suspect the reason VM don't have LoveNature in 4K is so they can use its content on their own channel, I'm perfectly happy watching LoveNature in SD as it still looks good upscaled.
Is it not?

I often record BT Sports 4K and watch it down scaled to HD - I think the PQ is better, unfortunately recordings take 3-4 times the disk space
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